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NBA DFS Plays: Tuesday 12/4

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 4, 2018, 1:23 pm ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.


Now let’s move on to the NBA DFS Plays for Tuesday! We are focused on the five-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.



De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento (at Phoenix)


This is the perfect situation to deploy Fox in your DFS lineups. He’s facing a Phoenix team that ranks bottom five in defensive efficiency vs opposing point guards, looking to extend his streak of 38+ fantasy points to three straight games. Fox has really stepped up this season, and he carries some intriguing fantasy upside through points, assists, and steals.


Also Consider: Damian Lillard, Darren Collison




Bogdan Bogdanovic – Sacramento (at Phoenix)


Phoenix ranks 28th in overall team defensive efficiency, so it makes sense to give Sacramento players a strong look in this five-game slate. We already covered De’Aaron Fox – and his backcourt mate, Bogdan Bogdanovic, makes sense through all DFS formats as well. The playing time has been trending upward for Bogdanovic, averaging 33 minutes over his past three. Bogdan has responded by averaging 34 fantasy points over that span, and a draw at Phoenix makes for his best matchup in weeks.


Also Consider: C.J. McCollum, Dwyane Wade




Harrison Barnes – Dallas (vs Portland)


If you recall, Barnes missed the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury. Once he finally took the floor, it was a slow start to the season from a fantasy point of view. However, it appears that Barnes is hitting his stride while putting the ill-effects of that injury in the rearview mirror. He has stepped up for 42+ fantasy points in each of his past two games, a streak that could continue against a Portland team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency vs opposing small forwards. In addition to that, J.J. Barea and Dennis Smith Jr.are questionable tonight. Barnes would see more usage if one or both of them miss this game, but I like him through all DFS formats regardless.


Also Consider: Jabari Parker, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trevor Ariza




Josh Jackson – Phoenix (vs Sacramento)


Devin Booker is out and T.J. Warren is doubtful for Phoenix. That obviously opens up a ton of minutes and usage to go around. Josh Jackson is the leading candidate to soak up as much as he can handle on both fronts. He got a taste of that with Warren out and Booker limited over the past two games, hitting 64 fantasy points in 67 minutes combined in those contests. He should see a full 36 minute workload with plenty of freedom to put up numbers. Go ahead and mark Jackson as one of the better all-around value plays of the night. Facing a Sacramento team that ranks second in pace, 26th in team defensive efficiency, and 27th in rebound rate doesn’t hurt either.


Also Consider: Aaron Gordon, Derrick Favors




Myles Turner – Indiana (vs Chicago)


Turner has really turned things up lately, hitting 36+ fantasy points in three of his past four games. Two of those came in excellent matchups at Sacramento and Phoenix. He’s looking at another fantastic draw against a Chicago team that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency vs opposing centers. Centers like Karl-Anthony Towns, Andre Drummond, and Clint Capela have destroyed the Bulls in recent games; now it’s Turner’s chance to take advantage.


Also Consider: Deandre Ayton, Willie Cauley-Stein (better if Bagley out)




Dwight Powell – PF - Dallas (vs Portland)


Powell is questionable tonight, so we’ll need to confirm his status before clicking him into our lineups. If Powell ends up playing, he could be looking at a healthy dose of minutes with Dirk Nowitzki and Maxi Kleber out while Salah Mejri is also questionable in the Mavs’ frontcourt. Making things even better, his opponent (Portland) ranks 29th in defensive efficiency vs opposing power forwards.


Cory Joseph – PG – Indiana (vs Chicago)


Darren Collison has been the primary beneficiary of Victor Oladipo’s extended absence by piling up 30+ fantasy points in four straight games. However, Cory Joseph has topped that mark in two of his past five while seeing a regular helping of 27+ minutes. He’s a fraction of the cost as his teammate, Collison, with reasonable ability to produce similar fantasy output. Joseph’s situation is helped by playing a Chicago team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency vs opposing point guards and 23rd vs backcourts.

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.